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Blog Day :

5216 Post No. : 17205

“Ganga Ki Lahren”(1964) was produced and directed by Devi Sharma for Janta Chitra, Bombay. The movie had Dharmendra, Kishore Kumar, Kumkum, SK Prem, Brahm Bhardwaj, Raani, Rehman, Nazir Hussain, Master Shahid, Asit Sen, Azra, Aruna Irani, Jankidass, Mridula Rani, Hari Shivdasani, Tuntun, Savithri Ganeshan (Wife of Southern Hero Gemini Ganeshan) etc. in it.

“Ganga Ki Lahren”(1964) had eight songs in it. Seven songs have been covered so far. Here are the details of the songs covered in the blog so far:-

Blog post number song Date of post Singer (s)
2490 Chhedo naa meri zulfein sab log kyaa kahenge 25 May 2010 Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar
3221 Machalti huyi hawaa mein chham chham 17 November 2010 Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
6868 Jai jai hey jagdambe maata 17 October 2012 Lata Mangeshkar
10856 Jaaneman hans lo zara 10 February 2015 Kishore Kumar
13157 Shamma bujhne ko chali 16 April 2017 Rafi
15932 Bairi bichhua bada dukh den ho raam 29 September 2020 Lata Mangeshkar
17189 Ik paise ka hai sawaal 16 october 2020 Usha Mangeshkar

Here is the eighth and final song from the movie to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. The song is picturised as a dance song on Kumkum, Manjula, Aruna etc. Savitri Ganeshan (South) and Dharmendra are also visible in the picturisation.

Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, all the songs of “Ganga Ki Lahren”(1964) have been covered in the blog. With this, “Ganga Ki Lahren”(1964) joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

audio link:

Video link (Longer )

Song-Dekho re koi kaaminiyaa nainan deep jalaaye (Ganga Ki Lahren)(1964) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

dekho rey koyi kaaminiyaa aa
dekho rey koyi kaaminiyaa
nainan deep jalaaye
sajan ghar jaaye
dekho rey koyi kaaminiyaa
o o o o
aa aa aa aa aa aa
dekho rey koyi kaaminiyaa
nainan deep jalaaye
sajan ghar jaayein
dekho rey koyi kaaminiyaa

saj ban ke ae chali jaagti sotee
kaan mein pehney ae
pyaar ke motee ee
saj banke ae chali jaagti sotee
kaan mein pehney ae
pyaar ke moti
yoon sharmaaye
ke lachkat jaaye
yoon sharmaaye
ke lachkat jaaye
paayal se paayal uljhaaye
dekho rey koyi kaaminiyaa
nainan deep jalaaye
sajan ghar jaaye
dekho rey koyi kaaminiyaa aa

chaandaniyaa ho yaa rain andhiyaaree
chham chham doley ae
sajnaa ki pyaaree ee
chaandaniyaa ho yaa rain andhiyaaree
chham chham doley ae
sajnaa ki pyaaree
sau bal khaati
woh diye ki see baati..ee
sau bal khaati
woh diye ki see baati
usey jo chhuye jal jal jaaye
dekho rey koyi kaaminiyaa
nainan deep jalaaye
sajan ghar jaaye
dekho rey koyi kaaminiyaa aa

pahunchey jahaan jahaan pag albeley
raah mein laagey ae nainon ke meley
pahunchey jahaan jahaan pag albeley
raah mein laagey ae nainon ke meley
saanwali gori
kajar ki katori
saanwali gori
kajar ki katori
nainon mein liye khadi lalchaaye
dekho rey koyi kaaminiyaa
nainan deep jalaaye
sajan ghar jaaye
dekho rey koyi kaaminiyaa aa


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

5104 Post No. : 17043

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This Week, That Year – 10
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03Jul – 09Jul, 2012

OK so, another week. Just made it in time this time. 🙂

This thing about the ten year recalls and reminiscences, it surely brings up some very interesting  experiences. And I believe, the one connected with this week, will be one of the most interesting. Before getting into the numbers game, let me share this first.

Ten years back, as I was checking out and reviewing the activities on the blog for the seven day period – 3rd July to 9th July, 2012, I came across this very interesting exchange in the comments section of the one of posts of that week. It happened on the 8th of July. That day, as many as 6 posts were published. And the blog achieved a major milestone. The sixth song that got posted on that day is “Ye Wohi Geet Hai Jisko Maine”, in the voice of Kishore Kumar. The film is ‘Maan Jaaiye’ from 1972. The song is written by Naqsh Lyallpuri and the music is by Jaidev. With this post and song, the blog reached the 6200th milestone.

Writing on the occasion of completing 62 centuries, Atul ji had pointed out that the latest century (from 6101 to 6200) was achieved in 20 days. He also wrote that it was slower than the fastest that the blog had covered till then – which was sixteen days. But also that it was faster than the immediate preceding century (6001 to 6100) which had been accomplished in 27 days. The rest of the article with the post also makes a very interesting reading.

In the comments section, there is an exchange between Atul ji and myself, which is oh so pertinent for this 10 year recall of our own history. I reproduce the comments here verbatim, and I am sure you will see the immediate connection. I had written,

Oh wow,
another century already.

Atul ji,

Sometimes I do get caught unawares. 🙂

Congratulations – a wonder is unfolding, as we go on day by day, adding more to this wonderful collection. Mark my words, dear Atul ji and all other dear friends on this blog. Seven to ten years down the road, we will be viewing this as our own history, and will wonder . . . ‘Oh, did we really came up this path.’

Congratulations again, to ALL.

Rgds
Sudhir

To my observation, Atul ji had responded as follows,

Thanks.

You are right. If we can continue for ten years at this rate, then the collection of songs here, alongwith the nuggets of valuable informations being gathered will become a priceless source of reference for music lovers.

In the context of where we were at that time, this exchange would have been regarded as wishful thinking. We were about 4 years into this journey as of that date. Our view into the future was more an apprehension rather than an educated expression of planning and resolve. Reading this exchange from 10 years ago, and in the context of where we are today with this journey, we can very aptly term this as visionary. Ha. Sure. Was it really so visionary at that juncture? Of course we did not know. It was an instinctive expression of what-if-then kind of a thought in our minds.

But then reading these words after ten years, it really gives such an exhilarating feeling of triumph and realization – yes, we did make it, and we did make it in great style, with continued strength and sustained consistency for all to see. And more than just a wonder – we HAVE a blog that surely is – “a priceless source of reference for music lovers“.

In the post Atul ji had specifically pointed out that although the pace on the blog may not be chugging along as fast as he would like to (at that time), but that he was very happy with the consistency of effort and the great feeling of continued success that was brought in by the fact that our onward progression continued to bring up milestone after milestone on the blog. Yes, ‘exhilarating’ surely is the right word.

The pace has surely slowed down significantly. But the spirit of continuity and forward progress has never faltered. In four years we had breached the 6200th mark. In the ten years since, we have added almost another eleven thousand posts, another eleven thousand songs, which just wishful thinking back then. As I have written earlier also, we have run out of epithets and qualifiers for this ongoing wonderful journey of music.

And it continues. . . 😀

I return to the numbers game and the review of the postings from that week. The following table contains the day by day information of the posts from that week.

Blog Ten Year Challenge (2012-2022) Series
Sl. No. Movie Name Year HFGK NoS ASAD NoS Possible UT Deb/Yip Milestone Film Status Pending
3-Jul-12
1 Do Gunde 1959 6 7 Yippeee’d
2 Duniya Jhukti Hai 1960 8 3 Pending 5
3 Aplam Chaplam 1961 7 4 2 Pending-c 1+ 2 UT
4 Laal Kothi 1978 4 1 D Pending 3
5 Hum Paanch 1980 8 3 D Pending 5
6 Jawaani Deewaani 1972 6 6 Yippeee’d
7 Teri Kasam 1982 6 1 D Pending 5
4-Jul-12
1 Daasi 1944 11 7 Pending 4
2 Anaarkali 1953 12 12 Yippeee’d
3 Samundar 1957 8 8 Yippeee’d
4 Sehra 1963 8 8 Yippeee’d
5 Geet Gaaya Pattharon Ne 1964 9 9 Yippeee’d
5-Jul-12
1 Navrang 1959 12 12 Yippeee’d
2 Kavi Kaalidas 1959 9 10 Y Yippeee’d
3 Pyaar Ki Pyaas 1961 9 6 1 Pending-c 2+ 1 UT
4 Son of India 1962 9 9 Yippeee’d
5 Roop Sundari 1964 7 6 D Pending 1
6-Jul-12
1 Badi Bahu 1951 8 8 Yippeee’d
2 Taatar Ka Chor 1955 6 5 1 D Yc 1 UT
3 Naya Andaaz 1956 11 11 Yippeee’d
4 Pilpili Saahab 1954 9 5 Pending 4
5 Phoolon Ki Sej 1964 9 6 1 Pending-c 2+ 1 UT
6 Anokha Daan 1972 5 5 Yippeee’d
7-Jul-12
1 Hamaari Baat 1943 10 10 D Yippeee’d
2 Dulaari 1949 12 12 Yippeee’d
3 Minister 1959 6 3 Pending 3
4 Ramman 1954 10 5 D Pending 5
5 Shrimaan Satyawaadi 1960 7 7 Yippeee’d
6 Sant Gyaneshwar 1964 8 6 Pending 2
8-Jul-12
1 Gunjan 1948 9 4 1 D Pending-c 4+ 1 UT
2 Baazaar 1949 16 16 1 Yc 1 UT
3 Aankhen 1950 8 8 Yippeee’d
4 Doraaha 1952 8 5 Pending 3
5 Do Kaliyaan 1968 8 8 Yippeee’d
6 Maan Jaaiye 1972 3 3 BC – 6200 Yippeee’d
9-Jul-12
1 Baaz 1953 8 8 Yippeee’d
2 Laal Kunwar 1952 11 8 3 Yc 3 UT
3 Khilona 1970 6 6 Yippeee’d
4 Ladki Pasand Hai 1971 8 1 D Pending 7
5 Aahistaa Aahistaa 1981 8 5 Pending 3

As the table shows, a total of 40 songs were posted in that week, at a daily average of about 5.7 songs per day. Wow. What a powerhouse of energy it has been.

Another week of no repeats – meaning that 40 films got showcased that week. Of these, nine films had made their debut that week. And yes, during that week, one film was Yippeee’d. That is the 1959 film ‘Kavi Kaalidas’, which got Yippeee’d on 5th July of 2012. Since that week, during the past 10 years, another 21 of the 40 films that were represented, have been Yippeee’d.

About the decade preferences, here is the break up

1930s  –  (none)
1940s  –  6
1950s  –  16
1960s  –  10
1970s  –  6
1980s  –  2

As always, the distribution is obviously weighed down in the decades of 50s and 60s.

Of the 40 films from that week, 19 films still continue to have ‘Pending’ status. Of these 19 ‘Pending’ films, for 6 of them the Geet Kosh indicates that maybe all song were not released as gramophone records. We may not see a complete Yippeee status for these films

The song presented today is from the 1960 film ‘Duniya Jhukti Hai’. The songs of this film are from the pen of Rajendra Krishan and music is from the mind of Hemant Kumar. Just to remind readers – this is the film that contains the iconic popular song “Phoolon Se Dosti Hai Kaanton Se Yaari Hai”. This song was posted during the week under review – on 3rd July, 2012. Another very famous and popular song of this film is “Gumsum Sa Ye Jahaan, Ye Raat Ye Hawa”.

Our dear Arun ji has provided the following summary of this film,

DUNIYA JHUKTI HAI (1960) was a Wadia Movietone film, which was a surprise. Wadia Movietone was known only to make stunt or costume films of B grade. This was a social film trying to give a message that Evil work never pays.

Anyway, the producer/director was JBH Wadia himself and the music was by Hemant Kumar, ably assisted by Rizbert, his loyal companion of many movies. This Rizbert was from Goa and was an expert like other Goanese in film industry, in making notation based tunes.

One more interesting point about this film was that there were 3 Agha’s in this film. One was actor Agha Jan, the other was cinematographer Agha Hasham and the third was Agha Jani Kasmiri who wrote the story, screenplay and dialogues of the film.

Mohan is an honest to the core young man, in love with a girl. The girl ditches him by marrying some rich man. Mohan is frustrated and he becomes a gunda, joins a gang of a Boss whom no one has seen. He also changes his name to Bankelal. (Sunil Dutt).

One day this Banke saves a child Munna (Daisy Irani) from drowning and they become close friends as Munna has no father. Munna’s mother Laxmi (Shyama) does not approve this and warns Munna to keep away from Banke, as he is a gunda.

Munna falls ill and Banke visits him, promising him to reform and become a good man. He goes and surrenders to the police, but police want him to help them capture the Boss. The Boss is already looking for Banke as he does not want to lose him. He kidnaps Munna to blackmail Banke to return to his fold. There is a fight and when Banke is about to kill the Boss (BM Vyas), Laxmi reveals that Boss is Munna’s father. Boss runs away but is killed by the police.

Banke marries Laxmi and they live happily with Munna.

The song is a mujra song, which is performed on screen by Kumkum. The quality of the video is not great, and it is difficult to identify the other performers present in the scene. Dear Prakash ji has helped to identify the dancer Kumkum and two other performers present in this clip – Wasti and Kesar.

A wonderfully crafted song that has been performed equally well by Kumkum. A great reminder, and a great recall – where we were ten years ago, and what were our hopes and aspirations.

The lyrics for this song have been sent in by Prakash ji. Listen to this less heard, but a really beautiful melody.

Great memories.

 

Video

Audio

Song – Laagi Tumse Najariya Laagi, Najariya Laagi, Saanwariya Laagi Re  (Duniya Jhukti Hai) (1960) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishan, MD – Hemant Kumar

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

laagi tumse ae

laagi tumse najariyaa laagi
najariyaa laagi
saanwariyaa laagi re

dum bhar ko..oo
dum bhar ko padat nahin chaaina
lage kya naaina
ke nindiya bhaagi  re
laagi tumse najariyaa laagi
najariyaa laagi
saanwariya laagi re
laagi tumse ae ae

kat jaaye ab aankhon mein
har raat gin gin taare ae ae
katt jaaye ab aankhon mein
har raat gin gin taare
ae ishq tere haathon
hum jaan se bhi haare
begaane huye ae apne saare
laagi tumse ae
laagi tumse najariya laagi
najariya laagi
saanwariya laagi re
dum bhar ko padat nahin chaaina
lagey kya naaina
ke nindiya bhaagi  re
laagi tumse aey ae ae

mat poochh zindagi mein
ye pyaar kya kya laayaa..aa
mat poochh zindagi mein
ye pyaar kya kya laayaa..aa
aankhon mein ashq aaye
gham dil mein muskuraaya
ye ishq magar kab ghabaraaya
laagi tumse ae ae
laagi tumse najariya laagi
najariyaa laagi
saanwariya laagi re
dum bhar ko padat nahin chaaina
lagey kya naaina
ke nindiya bhaagi  re
laagi tumse aey ae ae

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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लागि तुमसे॰॰ए

लागि तुमसे नजरिया लागि
नजरिया लागि
साँवरिया लागी रे

दम भर को॰॰
दम भर को पड़त नहीं चैना
लागे क्या नैना
के नींदिया भागी रे
लागि तुमसे नजरिया लागि
नजरिया लागि
साँवरिया लागी रे
लागि तुमसे॰॰ए

कट जाये अब आँखों में
हर रात गिन गिन तारे
कट जाये अब आँखों में
हर रात गिन गिन तारे
ए इश्क़ तेरे हाथों
हम जान से भी हारे
बेगाने हुए अपने सारे
लागि तुमसे॰॰ए
लागि तुमसे नजरिया लागि
नजरिया लागि
साँवरिया लागी रे
दम भर को पड़त नहीं चैना
लागे क्या नैना
के नींदिया भागी रे
लागि तुमसे॰॰ए॰॰ए

मत पूछ ज़िंदगी में
ये प्यार क्या क्या लाया
मत पूछ ज़िंदगी में
ये प्यार क्या क्या लाया
आँखों में अश्क आए
ग़म दिल में मुस्कुराया
ये इश्क़ मगर कब घबराया
लागि तुमसे॰॰ए
लागि तुमसे नजरिया लागि
नजरिया लागि
साँवरिया लागी रे
दम भर को पड़त नहीं चैना
लागे क्या नैना
के नींदिया भागी रे
लागि तुमसे॰॰ए॰॰ए


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4858 Post No. : 16648

Today, November 5, 2021 is the 13th Remembrance Day of producer-director, B R Chopra. I admire him for his courage to make films on sensitive and socially relevant issues at a time when most of other producers would have avoided such issues. As far as I know, B R Chopra became the director without working under any one of the well-known directors of his time or even working in any other departments of the film making which is laudable.

Baldev Raj Chopra (22/04/1914 – 05/11/2008) was born in Rahon village in Ludhiana district of Punjab. His father was working in the Public Works Department in Lahore. So, most of his childhood, school and college education were done in Lahore. As a teenager, he was fascinated by films. After the completion of M A in English literature from Punjab University, he took a job as a film journalist for a film magazine, ‘Cine Herald’ which was published from Lahore so that he connects with the film personalities. Over a period of time, he took over the management of the magazine which he managed until 1947.

Just a couple of months before the partition, some friends of B R Chopra’s father suggested him to make a film which they would finance. So, he started his first film, ‘Chandni Chowk’ based on a story by I S Johar. G A Chishti was to be the music director and Khayyam, his assistant. Unfortunately, the film had to be abandoned in the wake of communal riots following the partition. B R Chopra along with his family migrated to Delhi and resumed working as a film journalist for some time. However, his heart was in the film making.

B R Chopra shifted to Mumbai with most of his joint family members sometime in 1948. With the pooling of all the resources from the family, he co-produced and directed ‘Karwat’ (1949) which bombed at the box office. After this, he became apprehensive about making one more attempt in film making. It was one of his friends who bumped in B R Chopra at a café and assured him that he would arrange the finance provided B R Chopra directed the film. That was how the film ‘Afsaana’ (1951) happened which he co-produced and directed based on a story written by I S Johar. The film was a box office success.

B R Chopra co-produced and directed his next two films, ‘Shole’ (1953) and his stalled film of 1947 – ‘Chaandni Chowk’ (1954) with his friend and partner financing these films. While ‘Shole’ (1953) did the average business, ‘Chaandni Chowk’ (1954) was a box office success.

In 1955, with the death of his partner, their joint venture in film production was dissolved. B R Chopra set up his own film production banner, B R Films. The banner’s logo had an interesting text in Latin, ‘Ars longa vita brevis’, meaning ‘Art is long, life is short’. The banner produced its first film, ‘Ek Hi Raasta’ (1956) with a theme of widow remarriage. It was a bold decision on the part of B R Chopra to produce and direct a film with such a sensitive subject in his maiden venture. But the risk paid off. The film scored a box office success.

B R Chopra produced and directed his next film, ‘Naya Daur’ (1957) with a theme of ‘man versus machine’. This was the film, with which Sahir Ludhianvi’s association with B R Films started as a full-pledged lyricist which continued until his death in 1980 with some break during 1976-79. In ‘Sadhna’ (1958), he took the subject of rehabilitation of a prostitute. In ‘Dhool Ka Phool’ (1959), B R Chopra portrayed the issues concerning the children born out of wedlock. In this film, B R Chopra entrusted the direction to his younger brother, Yash Chopra which was his maiden film as a director. Another brother, Dharam Chopra debuted as a full-time cinematographer with this film. Both these films were highly successful on the box office front.

B R Chopra experimented with his first songless film, ‘Kaanoon’ (1960) which focused on the capital punishment based on the eye witness and questioned whether one man’s words should cost another man’s life. It was a daring effort on the part of B R Chopra to produce the songless film especially at a time when the film songs had become one of the main ingredients for the box office success of the films. Later, he also produced another songless film, ‘Ittefaaq’ (1969) which happened to be last film B R Chopra and Yash Chopra worked together.

‘Gumraah’ (1963) was a personal triumph for B R Chopra as a director for his matured handling of a theme of extra-marital affair. He was successful in garnering sympathy for all the three protagonists of the film – Ashok Kumar as husband, Mala Sinha as his cheating wife and Sunil Dutt as the lover of Mala Sinha. By the way, in the same year (1963), ‘Ye Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke’ (1963) was released with a same theme.

‘Waqt’ (1965) was B R Chopra’s first colour. multi-starer and a high budget film. The film was directed by Yash Chopra. The usual ‘lost and found’ formula got reinvented with this film with sleek screen-play and dialogues. For the first time, a B R Film had elaborate sets and high glamour quotients. This film set the trend for Yash Chopra when he produced and directed films under his own banner.

During his 5 decades of association with Hindi films, B R Chopra produced 35 films and directed 20 films. Some of the major films he produced were ‘Hamraaz’ (1967), ‘Aadmi Aur Insaan’ (1969), ‘Daastaan’ (1973), a remake of ‘Afsaana’ (1951), ‘Dhund’ (1973), ‘Zameer’ (1974), ‘Chhoti Si Baat’ (1975), ‘Karm’ (1977), ‘Pati, Patni Aur Woh’ (1978), ‘The Burning Train’ (1979), ‘Insaaf Ka Taraazu’ (1980), ‘Nikkah; (1982), ‘Mazdoor’ (1983), ‘Tawaif’ (1984) ‘Aawaam’ (1987), ‘Kal Ki Aawaaz’ (1992), ‘Baaghbaan’ (2003), ‘Baabul’ (2006), ‘Bhootnath’ (2008) etc.

In 1972, Yash Chopra separated from B R Films and established his own banner, Yash Raj Films. This separation seems to have affected B R Films as most of his film made after Yash Chopra’s exit from B R Films, did not reach the level of successes as his earlier films got. However, B R Chopra undertook a mammoth work of TV serial ‘Mahabharat’ for Doordarshan with 94 episodes which were telecast during 1988-90. ‘Mahabharat’ became one of the most successful TV serials which was high TRP ratings even on the repeat telecasts.

‘Baaghbaan’ 2003) was a sort of a ‘come back’ film for B R Films followed by ‘Baabul’ (2006). However, B R Films could not sustain the new success as both B R Chopra and his son, Ravi Chopra passed away in 2008 and 2014 respectively. After ‘Bhootnath’ (2008), B R Films have not produced any film.

B R Chopra was conferred with Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1998 in recognition of his contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinemas. He was awared Padma Bhushan in 2001.

‘Ek Hi Raasta’ (1956) was the first film produced and directed by B R Chopra under his own banner, B R Films. The star cast included Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari, Sunil Dutt, Yashodhara Katju, Ravikant, Manik Kapoor, Uma Dutt, Nazir Kashmiri, Radhakishen etc. Kumkum and Radhika were the guest actors in the film.

The film had 8 songs (including one multiple version) of which 7 songs have already been covered on the Blog, the details of which are as under:

Songs Date of Posting Singers
Chali gori pee ke milan ko chali 31/01/2009 Hemant Kumar
Saanwle salone aaye din bahaar ke 21/04/2009 Hemant Kumar -Lata
Bade bhaiyya laaye hain London se chhori 11/04/2012 Asha Bhosle
Chamka ban kar aman ka taara 15/08/2012 Lata-Hemant Kumar
Bekas ki aabroo ko neelaam kar ke chhoda 27/11/2012 Lata Mangeshkar
So ja nanhe mere tu to so jaa Multiple version song 31/03/2021 Hemant Kumar-Lata Mangeshkar

On the occasion of 13th Remembrance Day of B R Chopra, I present a song ‘kaisi lagi jaaye to jaaye jiya’ from ‘Ek Hi Raasta’ (1956) rendered by Asha Bhosle and Usha Mangeshkar. The song is written by Majrooh Sultanpuri which is set to music by Hemant Kumar. It is a dance song in which Asha Bhosle and Usha Mangeshkar sing for Kumkum and Radhika respectively.

With this song, all the songs from ‘Ek Hi Raasta’ (1956) have been covered on the Blog.

Note: The early life sketch of B R Chopra is based on his interview recorded in 1995 after he was conferred ‘Filmfare Life Time Achievement Award’. The interview was published on April 4, 1997 in rediff.com.

Audio

Video

Song-Kaisi lagi kaisi lagi (Ek Hi Raasta)(1956) Singers-Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Hemant Kumar
Both

Lyrics

kaisi lagi
kaisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhoote aisi lagi

kaisi lagi
kaisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhoote aisi lagi
kaisi lagi
kaisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhote aisi lagi

kothhe pe main to khadi thhi bholepan mein
chori chori koi samaaya mere man mein
kothhe pe main to khadi thhi bholepan mein
chori chori koi samaaya mere man mein
dheere se bolo jiya
kaisi lagi
dheere se bolo jiya
kaisi lagi

aisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhoote
aisi lagi
kaisi lagi
kaisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhoote aisi lagi

jiya na maane ke ruk ruk machle
koi ye pukaare bache to zara bach le
jiya na maane ke ruk ruk machle
koi ye pukaare bache to zara bach le

haaye re haaye daiyya
kaisi lagi
haaye re haaye daiyya
kaisi lagi
aisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhote aisi lagi

kaisi lagi
kaisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhoote aisi lagi

dar ke maare kaleja mora dhadke
kahin more saiyyan ye chunri pakad ke
dar ke maare kaleja mora dhadke
kahin more saiyyan ye chunri pakad ke
laagoon main tohra piya
kaisi lagi
laagoon main tohra piya
kaisi lagi

aisi lagi
aisi lagi
aisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhoote
aisi lagi
kaisi lagi
kaisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhoote
aisi lagi
kaisi lagi
kaisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhoote
aisi lagi


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4595 Post No. : 16221

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part XXI: Year 1967
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In this episode, we discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 1967.

In 1967, 83 Hindi movies containing 538 songs were released. Lata Mangeshkar got to sing in 44 of these movies and she sang 106 songs in these movies. So Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was heard in 53 % of the movies released in 1967. Her voice was heard in 19.7 % of the songs appearing in the movies of 1967.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1967 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Aamne Saamne Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 0 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
2 Aman Shankar Jaikishan 2 2 2 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri
3 Anita Laxmikant Pyarelal 4 4 3 0 1 0 Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (3) Anand Bakshi (1)
4 Arabian Nights Lala Sattar 0 1 0 0 1 0 Ash Kanwal
5 Aurat Ravi 1 1 1 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
6 Bahaaron Ke Sapne R D Burman 4 4 2 1 1 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
7 Bahu Begam Roshan 2 2 1 0 1 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
8 Chandan Ka Palna R D Burman 3 3 2 0 1 0 Anand Bakshi
9 Chhaila Baabu Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 1 0 1 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri
10 Chhoti Si Mulaakaat Shankar Jaikishan 2 2 2 0 0 0 Shailendra
11 Dil Ne Pukaara Kalyanji Anandji 2 2 1 1 0 0 Indeewar (1) Prem Warbartani (1)
12 Duniya Naachegi Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 1 1 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
13 Ek Raat Usha Khanna 1 1 1 0 0 0 Jalal Malihabadi
14 Farz Laxmikant Pyarelal 2 2 1 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
15 Ghar Ka Chiraag Madan Mohan 2 2 2 0 0 0 Kaifi Azmi
16 Gunaahon Ka Devtaa Shankar Jaikishan 1 1 1 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri
17 Jaal Laxmikant Pyarelal 4 4 3 1 0 0 Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (3) Anand Bakshi (1)
18 Jab Yaad Kisi Ki Aati Hai Madan Mohan 5 5 3 2 0 0 Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
19 Johar in Bombay Usha Khanna 1 1 0 0 1 0 Unknown
20 Jewel Thief S D Burman 4 4 1 3 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
21 Laat Saheb Shankar Jaikishan 1 1 1 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri
22 Majhli Didi Hemant Kumar 2 2 1 0 0 1 Neeraj
23 Meharbaan Ravi 0 2 1 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
24 Mera Munna Kalyanji Anandji 1 3 3 0 0 0 Indeewar (2) Qamar Jalalabadi (1)
25 Milan Laxmikant Pyarelal 6 6 2 4 0 0 Anand Bakshi
26 Milan Ki Raat Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 1 1 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
27 Nai Roshni Ravi 2 2 1 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
28 Naunihaal Madan Mohan 2 2 1 0 1 0 Kaifi Azmi
29 Night in London Laxmikant Pyarelal 4 4 1 3 0 0 Anand Bakshi
30 Noorjehaan Roshan 1 1 1 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
31 Paalki Naushad 3 3 2 0 0 1 Shakeel Badayuni
32 Parivaar Kalyanji Anandji 2 2 1 1 0 0 Gulshan Bawra
33 Patthar Ke Sanam Laxmikant Pyarelal 3 3 2 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
34 Raam aur Shyam Naushad 2 2 1 1 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
35 Raam Rajya Vasant Desai 2 5 3 2 0 0 Bharat Vyas
36 Raat aur Din Shankar Jaikishan 6 6 5 1 0 0 Shailendra (5) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
37 Raaz Kalyanji Anandji 3 3 2 1 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi (1) Gulshan Bawra (1) Shamim Jaipuri (1)
38 Sangdil G S Kohli 1 1 0 0 1 0 Naqsh Llayalpuri
39 Sardaar Usha Khanna 1 2 2 0 0 0 Asad Bhopali
40 Shaagird Laxmikant Pyarelal 4 4 3 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
41 Taqdeer Laxmikant Pyarelal 3 3 2 0 0 1 Anand Bakshi
42 Trip To Moon Usha Khanna 0 2 2 0 0 0 Unknown
43 Upkaar Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 1 0 0 0 Gulshan Bawra
44 Woh Koi aur Hoga Usha Khanna 1 1 1 0 0 0 Asad Bhopali
Total 44 movies 14 MDs 92 106 67 28 8 3 20 lyricists

Lata Mangeshkar worked with 14 music directors and 20 lyricists in these 44 movies released in 1967. Shankar Jaikishan with 369 songs in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar were the leading music directors for her followed by C Ramchandra with 273 songs. Other top music directors for Lata Mangeshkar were Chitragupta (209), Madan Mohan (159), Roshan (143), Hemant Kumar (121),Anil Biswas (120), Naushad (118), S D Burman (116), Laxmikant Pyarelal (11), Kalyanji Anandji (111), Husnlal Bhagatram (108) and Vasant Desai (102). Together these thirteen music directors composed 2063 songs out of 3072 songs that Lata Mangeshkar had sung in Hindi movies till end of 1967. The top seven lyricists till end of 1967 for Lata Mangeshkar were Rajinder Krishan (459), Shailendra (357), Hasrat Jaipuri (249), Prem Dhawan (185), Majrooh Sultanpuri (183), Bharat Vyas (180), Shakeel Badayuni (179). These seven lyricists had penned 1794 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar till that time.

Lata Mangeshkar tied up with music director Asar Sattar for the first time in movies released in 1967. She had worked with Lata Asar Sattar previously. She collaborated with lyricists Neeraj and Prem Warbatani for the first time in movies of 1967.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1967 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 16 movies 50 50 37 6 4 3
1949 38 movies 134 157 103 35 12 7
1950 36 movies 114 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 189 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 149 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 140 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 165 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 168 204 153 35 13 3
1957 47 movies 129 160 110 38 7 5
1958 35 movies 102 132 95 25 10 1
1959 58 movies 188 211 130 68 12 1
1960 48 movies 139 166 102 50 12 1
1961 44 movies 125 152 88 55 5 4
1962 40 movies 118 129 84 40 5 0
1963 37 movies 103 111 62 38 8 3
1964 46 movies 122 133 91 31 8 3
1965 42 movies 83 91 71 17 1 2
1966 49 movies 104 133 110 14 8 1
1967 44 movies 92 106 67 38 8 3
Total upto 1967 865 movies 2610 3072 2169 694 160 57

We notice that Lata Mangeshkar had crossed 3000 songs in Hindi movies during this year 1967. She became the first playback singer to achieve this feat in HFM. It took her two decades to reach this mark.

It can be seen from the table of 1967 that Lata Mangeshkar sang 106 songs in movies released in 1967. It was the second lowest figure in a year for her since 1948.

As many as 92 of these 106 songs have already been covered in the blog. Out of 44 movies of 1967 where Lata Mangeshkar sang, all Lata Mangeshkar songs of 35 movies are already covered. So we only have 14 Lata songs belonging to 9 movies of 1967 that are not yet covered in the blog.

Alphabetically the first such movie that offers us Lata Mangeshkar songs to discuss is “Arabian Nights”(1967). Unfortunately this song could not be located by me till now and it does not seem to be available on line.

The next movie that offers us Lata Mangeshkar songs to discuss is “Duniya Naachegi”(1967). This movie was directed by K Parvez for Gay Films, Bombay. This “social” movie had Kishore Kumar, Kumkum, Mukri, Bhagan, Ifthikar, Babu Raje, arun Irani etc in it.

HFGK lists five songs for this movie but does not mention any singers. Nevertheless, one song from this movie has been covered and that song turned out to be a Kishore Kumar solo.

It turns out that the movie has one Lata Mangeshkar solo in it as well.

Here is the Lata Mangeshkar solo song from “Duniya Naachegi”(1967). Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

HFGK mentions two lyricists for the movie namely Raja Mehdi Ali Khan and Majrooh Sultanpuri. But the distribution of songs among them is not mentioned in HFGK. However, Lata Geetkosh vol VI (compiled by Mr Snehashish Chatterjee) mentions this song as penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

The song is lip synced by Kumkum. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the other actors seen in the picturisation.

This extremely hummable song has a tune that is Lata Mangeshkar’s favorite and it is inspired by a folk song of Lata Mangeshkar’s nanihaal (mother’s place). Lata Mangeshkar is so fond of this song that she got quite a few songs recorded in Hindi movies based on this tune. One such song is Tu na aaya aur hone lagi shaam re from “Asha”(1957). It as peneed by Rajinder Krishan and composed by C Ramchandra. Meri patli kamar lambe baal re from “Mere Laal”(1966) has the same tune. It is penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri and it is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

So this “Duniya Naachegi”(1967) song is by the same musical team as “Mere Lal”(1966).

Unlike the above two songs, the influence of that folk song is more subtle, but it is unmistakably there.

So here is a Lata song from 1967. It is one of those few songs whose singer is not mentioned in HFGK. So when the song got located, it turned out to be a pleasant discovery that it was a Lata Mangeshkar song.

Audio

Video

Song-Bhool gaye sainyya puraani mulaqaat (Duniya Naachegi)(1967) Lata Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

ek din aise hi baanh meri thhaami thhi
yaad hai humko wo taaro bhri raat haay haay haay
bhool gaye sainya puraani mulaakaat
bhool gaye sainya puraani mulaakaat
ek din aise hi banh meri thhaami thi
yaad hai humko wo taaron bhri raat haay haay haay
bhool gaye sainya purani mulaakaat
bhool gaye sainya purani mulaakaat

kaahe ko phir bane jaane tamnna
chup ho khade kuch kahna na sunna
ho jaane pahchane se bante ho anjaane se
tumko jaanen hum apna aur ho tum begaane se
pyaar yaahi hai to chhodo mera haath
pyaar yahi hai to chhodo mera haath haay haay haay
bhool gaye saiya puraani mulaakaat
bhool gaye saiya puraani mulaakaat

dekhe na tu par aankhon mein teri
thhodi si hai wohi tasweer meri
haath mein hai halka halka rang mere hi aanchal ka
ab tak mukhde par hai daag in nainon ke kaajal ka
yaad nahin tumko hai ye bhi koi baat
yaad nahin tumko hai ye bhi koi baat haay haay haay
bhool gaye sainya puraani mulaakaat
bhool gaye sainya puraani mulaakaat

tera chalan teri ghaaten bedardi
tu na kahe teri nainon ne kah di
aankh jo sab pe chaar kare
wo kaise ikraar kare
yaad rahe kya usko jo roz naya ek pyaar kare
kya kahoon kaisi hai mardon ki jaat
kya kahoon kaisi hai mardo ki jaat haay haay haay
bhul gaye sainya puraani mulaakaat
bhul gaye sainya puraani mulaakaat
ek din aise hi banh meri thami thi
yaad hai humko wo taaron bhari raat haay haay haay
bhool gaye sainya puraani mulaakaat
bhool gaye sainya puraani mulaakaat


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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4456 Post No. : 15932

In this article, I am discussing a classical dancer for whom the dancing was her passion, be it in the films or on stages. Her face was familiar to me as I had watched some of her films long back. But at that time, I did not evince interest in knowing her name. It was only after I joined the Blog in 2011 that I came to know her identity through none other than our own Prakashchandra ji, the veteran of our Blog in identifying the lesser known film artists with a high success rate. The name of the dancer is Rani.

Even after knowing her name, I still did not evince keen interest in knowing Rani’s background and the filmography. Like many lesser known film artists who worked in a few films and then went into the oblivion, I thought that Rani was one among them. But when I watched many Hindi film songs while writing my last four articles on the Hindi film dancers. I was surprised to note that Rani had danced with well known Hindi film dancers like Helen, Kumkum, Ragini, Madhumati, Bela Bose etc apart from her solo dances. This gave me an impression that Rani may have worked in more Hindi films than what her filmography on the various on-line sources indicated. After collating the data of her films from various sources and watching her dances in the films in case of doubts, I have come to a tentative figure of 54 films in which Rani had danced.

I was not sure about getting much of Rani’s background profile. However, recently, Tabassum who had worked with Rani in about half a dozen films in the 1960s, has posted a video ‘Dancer Rani – A Life Full Of Struggles’ on her Channel ‘Tabassum Talkies’. After watching the video, I felt very sad for Rani as in her later years, she has struggled a lot for her basic necessity of life. The Almighty has not been kind to her as now she is handicapped. It is really a pathetic situation for a dancer who used to say that dancing on the stage was like a worship for her and dancing in the films was means of her sustenance;

The following information has been paraphrased based on ‘Tabassum Talkies’ on Rani.

Rani (real name: Munawwar Sultana) was born in July 27, 1942 in Kolkata to Mohammed Gafoor Khan and Noorjahan Begum. She was adopted by her father’s close friend, Mohshin Khan who had no children. Since Rani was interested in dancing, her adopted father put her for training in Kathak under the tutelage of Ram Narayan Mishra and Krishna Maharaj of Lucknow Gharana.

At the age of 13, Rani started her filmy career in Bangla films. In 1960, her adopted father brought her to Mumbai to make her the Hindi film heroine. Rani flatly refused to work in Hindi films as an actor – not even in supporting roles as she was very passionate about dancing. So, she started her Hindi film career as a dancer in ‘Nai Maa’ (1960). Thereafter she got regular dancing numbers in many Hindi films mainly during 1963-69. In the 1970s, Rani’s dancing career went in downward mode and by the end of 1970s, she was almost unemployed.

During her active period of Hindi film journey, whatever she had earned was passed on to her adopted father to look after a large number of relatives who depended on her earnings. But in this milieu, a thought never occurred to her that she needed to save money for later period in her life when her dancing career in the films would come to a close. Due to failure of her love affairs when she was in Kolkata, she had decided to remain unmarried.

With almost nothing left for her subsistence, she met her former dancer colleague and the choreographer, Gopikrishna who took her as his Assistant Choreographer at a salary sufficient to take care of her minimum requirements.

As they say, when chips are down, one gets to face more problems. One day, Rani suddenly felt that her legs have lost stamina and she can no longer dance. She started using a walking stick and with this, her days of dancing were over. But her old age woes were not yet over. While catching a bus, she lost balance and fell, badly injuring her legs. She was no longer able to walk even with a stick. Instead, she now requires a walker.

As Rani was handicapped and there was no one to look after her, she got herself admitted to a charitable old age home at the outskirt of Mumbai. Presently, she is 78 years old and is an inmate of an old age home.

Rani had a younger sister, Rashida Khatoon who was a qawwali singer. She got married to Yasuf Azad Qawwal.

As I mentioned earlier, I have listed around 55 films in which Rani had danced. Some of the major films she worked were ‘Maaya’ (1961), ‘Sautela Bhai’ (1962), ‘Mere Mehboob’ (1963), ‘Dooj Ka Chaand’ (1964), ‘Ganga Ki Lahren’ (1964), ‘Jaanwar’ (1965), ‘Dil Diya Dard Liya’ (1966), ‘Sangarsh’ (1968), ‘Sambandh’ (1969), ‘Heer Ranjha’ (1970), ‘Loafer’ (1972), ‘Pathar Aur Paayal’ (1974), ‘Ham Kisi Se Kam Nahi’ (1977) etc. Most of her other films were of B grade category in the genres of stunt, action and costumes.

Rani also worked as Assistant Choreographer to Gopikrishan in ‘Khubsoorat’ (1980), ‘Aanchal’ (1980) and ‘Kudarat’ (1981).

From our Blog, I could track down 20 songs of which 5 songs are yet to be tagged to Rani. In addition, at least 4 songs, the video clips of which are available are yet to be covered on the Blog. I am hopeful that some more songs would be found on video sharing platforms. However, there are some films of Rani which are not traceable. To that extent, her dance numbers in these films are as good as lost for the present.

I am presenting Rani’s dance song, ‘bairu bichuaa bada dukh de o ram’ from ‘Ganga Ki Lahren’ (1964). This is a classical raag-based song picturised on kathak trained dancers, Kumkum and Rani. Lata Mangeshkar sings for both the dancers. The song is written by Majrooh Sultanpuri which is set to music by Chitragupt. The end of the song is followed by a dance competition between the two dancers of about one-minute duration.

This is the 6th song (out of 8) of ‘Ganga Ki Lahren’ (1964) to appear on the Blog.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Bairi bichhua bada dukh den ho raam (Ganga Ki Lehren)(1964) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

aaaa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
bairi bichhuaa
bada dukh de ho raam
shor karen
jhhan jhhan jhhan
jhhan jhhan jhhan
bairi bichhuaa
bada dukh den ho raam
shor karen
jhhan jhhan jhhan
jhhan jhhan jhhan
bairi bichhuaa

main jo chaloon to uljha den ye bol ke
main jo chaloon to uljha den ye bol ke
aadhi dagar tak main to reh jaaun dol ke
paapi na samjhe jiya ki lagan
bairi bichhuaa
bada dukh den ho raam
shor karen
jhhan jhhan jhhan
jhhan jhhan jhhan
bairi bichhu…aa

baandhoon chunar se ghoonghat ka khayaal ho
baandhu chunar se ghoonghat ka khayaal ho
zulfon se baandhoon to uthhna mohaal ho
chhote se mann ko badi uljhan
bairi bichhuaa
bada dukh de ho raam
shor karen
jhhan jhhan jhhan
jhhan jhhan jhhan
bairi bichhuaa

raat chaloon to yoon loote sukh chainwaa
raat chaloon to yoon loote sukh chainwaa
din ko jo nikloon to uthhen sau sau nainwaa
raat na dekhe
dekhe na ye din
bairi bichhuaa
bada dukh de ho raam
shor karen
jhhan jhhan jhhan
jhhan jhhan jhhan
bairi bichhuaa
bada dukh den ho ram
shor karen
jhhan jhhan jhhan
jhhan jhhan jhhan
bairi bichhu..aa


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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4396 Post No. : 15772

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 22
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I present here a repeat song that is quite different from the string of songs in this series so far. I shall begin by introducing the original song.

The original song is from the 1953 film – ‘Hamdard’. The song has been written by Majrooh Sultanpuri, and the music composition is by Anil Biswas. The original song is in the voice of Manna Dey, and it is already posted on the blog a good eight years ago. That post can be viewed at “Tera Haath Haath Mein Aa Gaya”.

The repeat song, this time appearing in the film ‘Tu Nahin Aur Sahi’ from 1960. The song is the same, but for the latter film, it has been re-recorded. The music director of the latter film is Ravi. The second recording is different, both with regards to the composition, as well as the singing voice. The latter song has been recorded in the voice of Rafi Sb, in a tune that is quite different from the original.

In the latter film, only the mukhda of the song is present. The full song is not presented. It would be interesting to know whether the latter version of the song was recorded as a complete song, or only the lines that are actually present in the film.

So the repeat song has been re-recorded, using a different tune, and in a different voice. And it is only used partially. There surely are other instances in Hindi films, where snippets of songs from earlier films have been used partially. This case is interesting, in that it has been formally re-recorded, different voice, different tune. As far as I can check, it appears that this is the only instance of its kind, in the category of repeat songs.

Here is another very interesting anecdote about this song. There is actually another instance in Hindi films, where these lines appear, albeit equally briefly. The film is ‘Teesri Manzil’ from 1966. The scenario is played out as follows.

The location is again the restaurant of the hotel. Shammi Kapoor, or Rocky, (also Anil) has just finished singing the song – “Tumne Mujhe Dekha Ho Kar Meharbaan”. He is on the seventh heaven, considering that Asha Parekh, or Sunita has come to his performance of this song. Little does he know that the letter that was supposed to reach her the previous evening has just been delivered to her in the restaurant. Of course, knowing the truth, Sunita is livid at the deception played by Anil. And Anil, on the seventh heaven, has completed the song and launches into a monologue, telling the audience, how lucky he is having found love. He reaches the table where Sunita is sitting, and she is in tears. Continuing the monologue, Anil reaches out for her hand, and starts to speak these lines –

Tera Haath Haath Mein Aa Gaya
Ke Chirag Raah Mein Jal Gaye. . .

The unexpected next instant is a shock, as Sunita pulls back her hand and lands a resounding slap on Anil’s cheek.

So a very interesting set of appearances these lines make – from 1953 to 1960 to 1966.

Remembering Rafi Sb today, on his 40th remembrance day.

This snippet also brings back memories of another great performer – Kumkum, who passed away on 28th July, three days ago. In the closing minutes of this film, she makes a decision and leaves her home, to follow the person she loves, no matter that person is a dishonest conman.

Audio

Video

Song – Tera Haath Haath Mein Aa Gaya  (Tu Nahin Aur Sahi) (1960) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Ravi
[Note: The music director for the original tune in ‘Hamdard’ is Anil Biswas.]

Lyrics

tera haath haath mein aa gaya
ke chiraag raah mein jal gaye
mujhe sehal ho gayin manzilen
wo hawa ke rulh bhi badal gaye

tera haath haath mein aa gaya

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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तेरा हाथ हाथ में आ गया
के चिराग़ राह में जल गए
मुझे सेहल हो गईं मंज़िलें
वो हवा के रुख भी बादल गए

तेरा हाथ हाथ में आ गया


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusaist of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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4280 Post No. : 15521

In my last article, I had discussed playback singer and actor Shyam Kumar, who has acted in many Hindi films but remained unidentified for most of the Hindi film audience. In this write-up, I am presenting one more such actor who has made us to notice him in many films but remained unsung because he did very small roles in most of the films in which he got opportunity to act – mostly as a sidekick, a henchman, a doctor, barman, hotel manager etc.  Though his roles in most of the films have been very brief say, not be more than 5 minutes duration but whatever he did as an actor in varied roles, it was noticeable to the filmy audience. The actor is Keshav Rana whose face in the films may be familiar to many cine audience but may not be known by his name to them.

I had seen Keshav Rana in some of the films in the late 60s and early 70s during which I was active in watching films almost every week-end but I was not aware of his name.  His acting as a police inspector in ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’ (1972) in a comical situation has still remained in my memory.  I did not know his name until I started collecting the pictures of personalities connected with Hindi films during the last 5-6 years. It was a co-incidence that his image propped up when I was searching for something else. And the image of Keshav Rana emerged as a scene from a film ‘Dillagi’ (1966). That was the beginning of my work to identify him in many more films.

Not much information about the early life of Keshav Rana is available on-line. The only information I know from IMDb is that his full name is Keshav Singh Rana and he belongs to Faizabad in UP. From his filmography, it appears that he came to Mumbai to join the film industry in the later half of 1950s. His first film as an actor was ‘Anjaan’ (1956). His most active years was 1960s and 1970s when he worked in around 50 and 70 films, respectively. On a rough count, Keshav Rana must have worked in around 130 films during 1956-1986.

During the last fortnight, I have seen some important films with Keshav Rana’s  scenes under prominent banners like that of Shakti Samanta, Arjun Hingorani, Ramesh Sippy, J Omprakash, BR Chopra, Prakash Mehra etc. He did a variety of roles in the films but in most of the films, he was moslty typecast as  Police Inspector/Commissioner, Doctor,  Hotel Manager, Barman, a patron of mujra dances etc.  In others films, he mostly performed roles in negative shades and sidekicks to the main actors. Of the films of Keshav Rana, I watched, the only film in which he got a relatively longish role of Puran Bahadur in negative shade of a blackmailer was in ‘Dillagi’ (1966).

Keshav Rana excels in negative roles with a smiling face. But behind his smiling face lies his evil and manipulative designs to blackmail his victims. In this role, he generally avoids fighting and bloodbath in most of his films. He leaves these parts to other henchmen. For example, in films like ‘Dillagi’(1966) and ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’ (1978), he takes out his Rampuri knife but never uses it. Instead, he entrusts his fellow henchmen to fight it out. His light comical roles as a police inspector in ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’ (1972) with Hema Malini (as Geeta) and as a barman in ‘Shaan’ (1980) with Amitabh Bachchan have been well appreciated.

I have uploaded an audio clip incorporating along with the song, the screen shots of scenes in which Keshav Rana appears in some of his important films. Check out the audio link below.

‘Qatl’ (1986) appears to be Keshav Rana’s last film after which he did not act in any film. I could not get any information as to what he did thereafter.

Keshav Rana had played a small role of a patron of a kotha dancer in ‘Ganga Maiya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo’ (1962), the first Bhojpuri film.  The film was directed by Kundan Kumar. The star cast included Kumkum, Ashim Kumar, Nazir Hussain, Tiwari, Bhagwan Sinha, Helen, Leela Mishra, Kumari Khanna (Padma Khanna) etc. The story, screen-play and dialogues were written by Nazir Hussain. Songs were written by Shailendra which were set to music by Chitrgupt.

I am presenting the song ‘Luk Chhip Badra Mein Chamke Jaise Chanwa’ from the first Bhojpuri film rendered by Lata Mangeshkar and picturised on Kumkum who is dancing for the patron, Keshav Rana.

Listening to the song in audio clip gives a feel of the dance in a nautanki (folk theatre) in the rural Bhojpuri region. And why not? Both Shailendra and Chitragupt hail from Bhojpur region of Bihar.

Video

Audio

Song – Luk Chhip Badra Mein Chamke Jaise Chanwa (Ganga Maiya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo) (1962) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Shailendra, MD – Chitragupt

 

Lyrics

luk chhip badra mein chamke jaise chanwa
mora mukh damke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke
luk chhip badra mein chamke jaise chanwa
mora mukh damke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke
 
sonwa aisan piyar mor rangwa
phoolwa aisan komal mor angwa
sonwa aisan piyar mor rangwa
phoolwa aisan komal mor angwa
hirani aisan kajarwa naina chamke
kajrwa naina chamke
mora mukh damke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke
 
hamri baari umar ladkoriya
bhanwra neha lagaae barjoriya
hamri baari umar ladkoriya
bhanwra neha lagaawe barjoriya
hum t dolat paayaliya mori chhamke
paayaliya mori chhamke
mora mukh damke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke
mori kusum re chunariya utar gamke
 
champa phoole chameli phoole bagiya
sudhi na lihale ram balam beragiya
champa phoole chameli phoole bagiya
sudhi na lihale ram balam beragiya
kehu na jaane basela kahunwa ramke
basela kahunwa ramke
mora mukh damke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke

luk chhip badra mein chamke jaise chanwa
mora mukh damke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke
mori kusumi re chunariya itar gamke

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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लुक छिप बदरा में चमके जैसे चनवा
मोरा मुख दमके
मोरी कुसमी रे चुनरिया इतर गमके
मोरी कुसमी रे चुनरिया इतर गमके
लुक छिप बदरा में चमके जैसे चनवा
मोरा मुख दमके
मोरी कुसमी रे चुनरिया इतर गमके
मोरी कुसमी रे चुनरिया इतर गमके

सोनवा ऐसन पियर मोर रंगवा
फुलवा ऐसन कोमल मोर अंगवा
सोनवा ऐसन पियर मोर रंगवा
फुलवा ऐसन कोमल मोर अंगवा
हिरनी ऐसन कजरवा नैना चमके
कजरवा नैना चमके
मोरा मुख दमके
मोरी कुसमी रे चुनरिया इतर गमके
मोरी कुसमी रे चुनरिया इतर गमके

हमरी बारी उमर लरकोरिया
भंवरा नेहा लगावे बरजोरिया
हमरी बारी उमर लरकोरिया
भंवरा नेहा लगावे बरजोरिया
हम त डोलत पायलिया मोरी छ्मके
पायलिया मोरी छ्मके
मोरा मुख दमके
मोरी कुसुमि रे चुनरिया इतर गमके
मोरी कुसुमि रे चुनरिया इतर गमके

चंपा फूले चमेली फूले बगिया
सुधि न लिहले राम बलम बैरगिया
चंपा फूले चमेली फूले बगिया
सुधि न लिहले राम बलम बैरगिया
केहू न जाने बसेला कहुंवा रमके
बसेला कहुंवा रमके
मोरा मुख दमके
मोरी कुसुमि रे चुनरिया इतर गमके
मोरी कुसुमि रे चुनरिया इतर गमके

लुक छिप बदरा में चमके जैसे चनवा
मोरा मुख दमके
मोरी कुसमी रे चुनरिया इतर गमके
मोरी कुसमी रे चुनरिया इतर गमके


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4279 Post No. : 15517

“Bhakt Raaj” (1960) was directed by V M Vyas for Shri Nityanand Chitra productions. The movie had Sulochana, Trilok Kapoor, Prem Adeeb, Kuldip Kaur, Dara Singh, Kumkum, Shahu Modak, Lalita Pawar, David Abraham etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Two songs have been covered in theblog so far. Both songs were covered in july 2014.

Here is the third song from “Bhakt Raaj” (1960) to appear in the blog. The song is sun by Rafi and Shamshad Begam. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Avinash Vyas.

The song with light hearted lyrics is picturised on David (I guess) and Kumkum. I request our knowledgeable to help isentify the male actor.

Video

Audio

song-Main jaadoogar matwaala (Bhakt Raj)(1960) Singers-Rafi, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Avinash Vyas

Lyrics

main jaadugar matwaala
main bade seth ka saala
mera chinchpokli dhaam
magar mera naam pakodi ram
pakodi ram
pakodi ram
main jaadugar matwaala
o main bade seth ka saala
mera chinchpokli dhaam
magar mera naam pakodi ram
pakodi ram
pakodi ram

ladta nahin talwaar se aur dhaal se
o o o
ladta nahi talwaar se aur dhaal se
mai jaadu seekh kar aaya hoon bengal se
b b b b bengal se
sar par agar jo rakh doon jaadu ki tokri
to chhokra ban jaaye pal bhar me chhokri
sar par agar jo rakh doon jaadu ki tokri
to chhokra ban jaaye pal bhar me chhokri
chhuk chhuk murga bane kabootar
are bandar billa ban jaaye teetar
chhuk chhuk murga bane kabootar
bandar billa ban jaaye teetar
chhooumantar
chhoomantar
chhoomantar
ab kheesa pocket sambhaalo

arre laakhon mein chhuriyaan chalin
haay
aur karodon ne apni ee ee ankhiyaan malin
oh ho ho ho ho
jab beech bazaar hum thhumak ke chali
jab beech bazar hum thhumak ke chali
jab beech bazar hum thhumak
thumak
thumak ke chali
jab beech bazaar hum thhumak ke chali
jab beech bazaar hum thhumak ke chali
baaje jab meri paayal
kitne ho jaate ghaayal
baaje jab meri paayal
kitne ho jaate ghaayal
dekho ye saari duniya, mere husn ki kaayal
dekho ye saari duniya, mere husn ki kaayal
main to roop ki aise ae ae saanche ae mein dhali
arre jhoom uthhi dekh ke ae Dilli ki gali

aree waah ?? pari waah waah
haay
jab beech bazaar hum thumak ke chali
o jab beech bazar hum thumak ke chali
jab beech bazaar hum thumak
thumak
thumak ke chali
o jab beech baazaar hum thumak ke chali


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 4008 Post No. : 15114

If someone pops up the name Jethalal, and asks for an identification, I am sure you will be puzzled to start with. Yes, surely a strange name, that many of the folks interested in Hindi films, will not be familiar with. This name belongs to the dear and popular actor of Hindi films – Sanjeev Kumar. His full real name was Harihar Jethalal Jariwala. Ah yes, now very familiar, right? 🙂

Remembering Sanjeev Kumar on the anniversary of his birth today. Had he been alive, he would have been 81 years old, having been born in the year 1938.

Sanjeev Kumar – an out and out product of stage and theatre, started his acting career at a very young age with IPTA (Indian People’s Theatre Association) and later continued with Indian National Theatre. He was born in Surat. The family moved to Bombay when he was young. After attending a training program at a local acting school, he joined the theatre while still in his late teens.

From the theatre, the progression to films was but natural for a performer as talented as he was. His first appearance was in the film ‘Hum Hindustani’ of 1960, in which he played a very small role. His first film as a hero was ‘Nishaan’ in 1965. For a few years his assignments were confined to C grade stunt and fantasy films. Then he 1968, he graduated into A grade cinema, with a sizeable role the 1968 film ‘Sunghursh’, alongside the likes of Dilip Kumar, Balraj Sahni, Iftekhar, Ulhas and Jayant. This year became a turning point in his career – ‘Raja Aur Runk’ became a runaway success, and ‘Anokhi Raat’ became the debut film of our blog. 🙂

The most powerful thing about Sanjeev Kumar’s performances has been that he never allowed himself to be typecast into any straitjacket. Whatever may have been the stage of his career, he willy nilly took such diverse variety of roles, regardless of the age and the temper of the character. When he was just 22, he played the role of a 60 year old in a stage play, father of 6 children. Positive or negative, he was simply concerned with a sincere portrayal. In ‘Anokhi Raat’ he plays the role of a dacoit. His comic roles are unforgettable – ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’, ‘Pati Patni Aur Who’, ‘Manchali’, ‘Angoor’, ‘Namkeen’, ‘Manoranjan’ . . . you name it. The diversity and the versatility of his performances is what brought the audiences into the cinema halls, just to see his roles. And for a surprising change, the viewing public never rejected him for his variety,

Today’s song is from the 1967 film ‘Gunehgaar’. From the era when he was still in the C grade stunt and crime thrillers, ‘Gunehgaar’ is the film in which he plays the role of an upright police inspector. His love interest is Kumkum, who later turns out to be the daughter of Sheikh Mukhtar, a wanted gangster. The film takes certain interesting and predictable turns, given the specifics of the relationships, and it ends with note of ‘All Is Well, That Ends Well’.

The film is produced under the banner of Simla Productions, and is directed by R Thakar. The cast of actors includes Sheikh Mukhtar, Sanjeev Kumar, Kumkum, Bhagwan, Madan Puri, Uma Dutt, Neelam, Nandini, Tuntun, Sulochana Chatterjee, Lakshmi Chhaya, Kundan, Dilip Dutt, and Tiwari.

The film has six songs, one of which – “Aankhen Pyaasi Lab Hain Pyaase” is already showcased here on our blog. The songwriting credits are shared equally between Akhtar Romani and Naqsh Lyallpuri. This song is from the pen of Naqsh Lyallpuri. Music direction is by Vedpal.

The song comes in at the start of the romantic relationship between Sanjeev Kumar and Kumkum – it is that initial getting to know each other type of song, performed partly on a beach and partly in a garden. Singing voices are Mahendra Kapoor and Usha Mangeshkar. A liltling and a very hummable song. Listen and enjoy.

Audio

Video


Song – Nai Nai Hain Manzilen Naye Naye Hain Raaste (Gunehgaar) (1967) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Naqsh Lyallpuri, MD – Vedpal
Mahendra Kapoor + Usha Mangeshkar

Lyrics

nai nai hain manzilen
naye naye hain raaste
chale na jaana chhod ke
hamen khuda ke waaste

nai nai hain manzilen
naye naye hain raaste
ho chale na jaana chhod ke
hamen khuda ke waaste
nai nai hain manzilen

aaaa aaaaa aaaaaaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaaaaa

ik chaand humsafar mila
kitni haseen baat hai
wo haath khushnaseeb hai
jis mein tumhaara haath hai
hum aaj is tarah miley
dil ki haseen raah mein
laakhon hi chaand ho gaye
roshan meri nigaah mein
tamaam kaayenaat aa gai
meri panaah mein
nai nai hain manzilen
naye naye hain raaste
chale na jaana chhod ke
hamen khuda ke waaste
nai nai hain manzilen

aaaaa aaaa aaaaaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaa aaaaaa aaaa

jhukti hui nigaah mein
meri wafaa ka raaz hai
naghma bani hain dhadkanen
dil mera ek saaz hai
dekha jo tum ne pyaar se
har phool muskura diya
mehki hui bahaar ne
sajde mein sar jhuka diya
nisar mein us husn ke
jis ne khuda bhula diya

nai nai hain manzilen
naye naye hain raaste
chale na jaana chhod ke
hamen khuda ke waaste
nai nai hain manzilen
naye naye hain raaste
chale na jaana chhod ke
hamen khuda ke waaste
nai nai hain manzilen

aaaaa aaaa aaaaaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaa aaaaaa aaaa

ooooo oooo oooooo oooo
ooooo oooo oooooo oooo

hmmmm hmmm hmmmmmm hmmm
hmmmm hmmm hmmmmmm hmmm

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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नई नई हैं मंज़िलें
नए नए हैं रास्ते
चले ना जाना छोड़ के
हमें खुदा के वास्ते

नई नई हैं मंज़िलें
नए नए हैं रास्ते
चले ना जाना छोड़ के
हमें खुदा के वास्ते
नई नई हैं मंज़िलें

आsss आssss आssssss
आsss आssss आssssss

इक चाँद हमसफर मिला
कितनी हसीन बात है
वो हाथ खुशनसीब है
जिस में तुम्हारा हाथ है
हम आज इस तरह मिले
दिल की हसीन राह में
लाखों ही चाँद हो गए
रोशन मेरी निगाह में
तमाम कायनात आ गई
मेरी पनाह मेँ
नई नई हैं मंज़िलें
नए नए हैं रास्ते
चले ना जाना छोड़ के
हमें खुदा के वास्ते
नई नई हैं मंज़िलें

आssss आsss आsssss आsss
आssss आsss आsssss आsss

झुकती हुई निगाह मेँ
मेरी वफा का राज़ है
नग़मा बनी हैं धड़कनें
दिल मेरा एक साज है
देखा जो तुमने प्यार से
हर फूल मुस्कुरा दिया
महकी हुई बहार ने
सजदे मेँ सर झुका दिया
निसार मैं उस हुस्न के
जिसने खुदा भुला दिया

नई नई हैं मंज़िलें
नए नए हैं रास्ते
चले ना जाना छोड़ के
हमें खुदा के वास्ते
नई नई हैं मंज़िलें
नए नए हैं रास्ते
चले ना जाना छोड़ के
हमें खुदा के वास्ते
नई नई हैं मंज़िलें

आssss आsss आsssss आsss
आssss आsss आsssss आsss

ओssss ओsss ओsssss ओsss
ओssss ओsss ओsssss ओsss

हम्ममम हम्म हम्मममम हम्म
हम्ममम हम्म हम्मममम हम्म


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3892 Post No. : 14927

Today’s song is from the film ‘Hatimtai ki Beti’ (1955).

When I was very young and had just started taking interest in reading books and seeing films, I always felt that HATIMTAI is a girl’s name. This was because “Tai” in Marathi, means Didi in Hindi. It was only after I read the book “Arabian Night stories”, that I was surprised that Hatimtai was a Male name !

According to Wiki, Hatim-Al-Tai or Hatim-Al-Taeei was a 6th century Arabian Christian poet. He was adventurous and very generous. His name is mentioned in Arabian Night stories too. It seems a beautiful princess Husn Bano asked 7 questions and declared that she will marry only to whosoever answers these questions. A neighbouring king fell into her love and Hatimtai helped him find all the 7 answers. Hatim of Arabia was a Christian and a contemporary of prophet Mohammed, but they never met. He was famous for his generosity, wisdom, courage and hospitality. Later his son was converted to Islam.

Hatimtai’s story has always attracted the film makers from the silent movie times. There were 4 silent films titled “Hatimtai”. Then in 1933,first Talkie film ‘Hatimtai’ was made in 4 parts,each a separate full movie. ‘Son of Hatimtai’ was made twice and ‘Hatimtai ki beti’was also made twice. Hatimtai films had plenty of magic,adventure,dance and drama with humour. Among ” C” grade films, Hatimtai films were very popular. ‘Hatimtai ki Beti’was made in 1940 and 1955,both the films were directed by Nanubhai Vakil. In the 1940 film Sarojini,Indurani,Anil kumar etc were in the cast. That film was produced very lavishly by Sagar Movietone. In those days it cost them Rs. 1 Lakh 25 thousand rupees. The outdoor shooting was done in Agra and Fatehpur Shikri.

Hatimtai-55 was a partly coloured film. This was a period when the coloured films were still a novelty and not many films were made in colour. In fact most films were still in Black and White only. Today, after almost 65 years, when we see the old Black and White films, we get excited and feel that how soothing these films were to the eyes. The beauty of the Heroines seems more impressive. When one sees films of Madhubala in B/W and in Colour, one gets a feeling that B/W was much better. Of course, Nostalgia has a greater role in such feelings, I agree.

The film was made by Vakil Productions. Naturally the producer and Director was Nanubhai Vakil-the owner. Songs were written by Shevan Rizvi, except for just one song by Kaifi Azmi. The music was given by Nanubhai’s favourite MD- A R Qureshi who had given music to 18 films of Nanubhai vakil. Music director A.R. Qureshi (full name: Allah Rakha Qureshi , born April 29, 1919 in Phagal, in the Jammu district in Jammu and Kashmir state) was also a well-known tabla player and gave many performances on All-India Radio. He had left home as a teenager to study tabla with Mian Qadir Bakshi and entered films in 1943, sometimes billed as Allah Rakha. Among the the fantasy films he worked on are Flying Man (1947), Jadui Angoothi (1948), Sakhi Hatim(1955), Noor Mahal (1954), Hatimtai Ki Beti (1955), and Alladin Leila(1957). He gave music to 18 films, directed by Nanubhai Vakil.

In all he gave music to 40 films from 1943 to 1964. He even sang 14 songs in 7 films.

Shortly after Sim Sim Marjina in 1958, he left films ( except one film Idd ka chaand-64) and turned to classical music, touring with the famous Sitar Maestro Ravi Shankar throughout the 1960s and 70s as well as other musicians. In 1968 he collaborated with American jazz musician Buddy Rich, creating the album Rich a la Rakha.

He started the Alla Rakha Institute of Music in Bombay in 1985. His three sons, Zakir Hussain, Fazal Qureshi, and Taufiq Qureshi, are all tabla players.

A.R. Qureshi died on February 3, 2000.

For this film he had Damodar Sharma as his assistant. Sharma was one of the well known Music Directors of the early era films. Among the old era MDs, Damodar Sharma was different, in the sense that his songs were always unlike those of his contemporaries. When you hear his songs, you will notice that difference. From 1934 to 1948, he gave music to just 41 films. All his films were C grade films made by Paramount, Liberty, Ramnik Productions, Mohan Pictures and others. After 1948, he stopped getting films, so he worked as assistant to MD A.R.Qureshi till 1964.

Film Hatimtai ki Beti-55 had a cast of Chitra, Mahipal, Daljit, Krishnakumari, Kamal, Kammo, Kumkum, Helan, Heera Sawant Tun Tun, Maruti, Sundar, kesari, Niranjan Sharma, W M Khan etc. There were 4 Guest artistes also,including Al Nasir and Heeralal. With 5 specialist Dancers and 2 Heroines also dancing, the film had eye pleasing dances and good music too.

Actress Krishnakumari’s name appears here. She acted more in Stunt and costume films than social films. Krishna Kumari (not to be confused with the 1930s actress of the same name nor the south Indian actress T. Krishna Kumari) was born Rajinder Kaur in Rawalpindi, Punjab state (now part of Pakistan) on October 3, 1934. Occasionally playing the heroine in B-grade films including Vanraj (1952), Gorilla (1953) Black Rider (1960) State Express(1961) and Khush Naseeb (1964) she is probably much better known as a temptress or villain in the likes of Baghdad Ka Jadu (1956), Zimbo(1958), Police Station (1959), Lady of the Lake (1960), Jadoo Mahal(1962) or dozens of similar action, horror and fantasy films.

Her debut came in the film Bela-1947. Then she got film Girls School (1949), which also featured newcomers Geeta Bali and Shashikala, after which she appeared in Naao, which actually ended up in theatres first, releasing in 1948. Krishna Kumari’s career lasted 20 years, and during that time she managed to chalk up an impressive amount of credits, even if most of the pictures she made were not considered important by critics. She acted in 118 films.

The story of this film was………

HATIM TAI KI BETI-1955 was a costume drama set in the Arabian style mode. Produced by Nanubhai Vakil through his Vakil productions,it was directed by Nanubhai himself.The MD was A R Qureshi (Alla Rakha Qureshi,the famous Tabla player and father of Zakir Hussain,tabla maestro). His asst. was Damodar Sharma- in the 30s and 40s,he himself was a well known composer. The lyrics were by Shevan Rizvi( 8 songs) and Kaifi Azmi (2 songs).

It is imagined ( it is declared just before the credits) that Hatimtai had 2 daughters. The elder is Jahanara,the queen of Shahbad and the younger is Roshanara,who is known for feeding the poor and the needy always. The Shaitan(Devil ) and his assistant Badi (बदी) can not tolerate Roshan’s goodness. They come and poison the food she distributes. All,including the queen,become sick. However due to her goodness Imaan and Neki come and all recover. Then the Devil’s team poisons Jahanara’s mind and she imprisons Roshanara.

Meanwhile the neighbouring king of Turin proposes marriage of his elder son Salim with Roshan, but Jahanara wants to marry him. At the same time Salim’s younger brother Aslam also wants to marry Roshan, so Salim withdraws and Aslam is married to Jahanara( as Roshan). On the wedding night truth is revealed. Aslam is imprisoned but rescued by his friends.

Now Salim comes and is imprisoned by Jahanara. Aslam comes with army and rescues Salim and imprisons Jahanara. Roshanara comes and begs for pardon to repentant Jahanara.

King and queen of Turin arrive for the marriage,but Shaitan and Badi become snakes and bite Salim and others. Roshan Ara prays to God and due to her good work, Imaan and Neki arrive and revive everyone.

Finally Aslam and Jahanara and Salim and Roshanara get married.

Fortunately this is a video of the song and dance. The song has a good tune and is very melodious too. Enjoy….


Song-Humba humba humka duniya ghar hai gham ka (Hatimtai Ki Beti)(1955) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-A R Qureshy
Chorus

Lyrics

Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka

o o o
aahen aur ye naale
roye dil ke chhaale
aahen aur ye naale
roye dil ke chhaale
dekh tamaasha ??
duniya banaane waale
tarararara
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka

Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka

aa a aa
lalalaralala la
lalalaralala
o laralalalaraa
laralaralara

Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka

dekhi duniya teri
kaisi hai duniya teri
dekhi duniya teri
kaisi hai duniya teri
jismein kahin insaaf na paaya
duniya banaane waale
tarararara
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka

Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka

aaaa
tatatarararraa
tatatarararraa
aa aa
laralalalalara
laralalalalara

Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka

kya yoonhi mar jaayen
?? kar jaayen
kya yoonhi mar jaayen
?? kar jaayen
??
tu itna bata de
ham kahaan par jaayen
aa aa aa
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka

Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka

o o o
tu hai ya begaana
kaun sune afsaana
tu hai ya begaana
kaun sune afsaana
teri ye duniya
?? bataaye
tujhko raham na aayi
hahahaha
Humba humba humka
duniya ghar hai gham ka
Humba humba humka
humba
Humba humba humka
humba
Humba humba humka
humba
Humba humba humka
humba
Humba humba humka
humba
Humba humba humka
humba
Humba humba humka
humba
Humba humba humka
humba
Humba humba humka
humba
Humba humba humka
humba


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